2 Reasons Why Portal Login Announcements are Beneficial

Let’s be honest: the benefits of announcements are nothing new in the world of education.  Many applications and service providers have the option to implement announcements. However, these features often do not integrate well with the login process. On top of that, announcements are often lost among everything else that end-users are presented with. This leaves organizations with an...

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Tags: best practices, identity management, Industry Updates, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, Product Updates, Uncategorized, data security, PortalGuard for Education, stronger authentication

You Asked We Delivered...v5.6.2.0

PistolStar is committed to keeping PortalGuard up to the standards of the industry and the people who use it. Back in March, we asked our loyal customers what they would like to see upgraded or added to PortalGuard. Straight from our customers feedback we made the following changes. Take a look!

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Advantages of Using PortalGuard for Educational Institutions

     

Did you know that PortalGuard for Education,  an all in one authentication package, is the leading solution for the K-12 and Higher Education institutions?

Since PortalGuard for Education came into existence, we have worked with increasingly numerous educational institutions throughout the country seeking solutions for SSO, 2FA, SSPR and Contextual Authentication. Currently, these such...

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Why is it important to conform to the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines?

Navigating in the Dark

You’ve been working hard today. Time to take a break, open a new browser tab on your workstation and visit your favorite website. Maybe it’s Facebook or ESPN or a news site. Just after entering the web address, close your eyes and keep them closed. How successful would you be navigating the site? Out of habit, your hand is probably on your mouse or trackpad. Well,...

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A Solution for Multiple SSO Integration Challenges

 

The search for a fully integrated authentication solution to provide to your students, parents, and faculty can be an overwhelming challenge. Oaks Christian School, an independent, college-preparatory school in California met that challenge head on in 2017. PortalGuard was chosen to provide them with this service because of its excellence in the authentication industry.

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SAML Single Logout - What You Need to Know

Enough with the articles about Single Sign-On! Much has been written about it and its undeniable benefits to both usability and security; users log into one, central website and receive unfettered access to a myriad of other web applications without encountering any other logon prompts. What about SAML Single Logout? Afterall, authentication is only the first half of the story.

What about the...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, best practices, identity management, SSO, Dynamic Analysis, SAML, Single Sign-On (SSO)

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Importance of End User Adoption – Finding the Right Solution

Over the past 2 and half years, I have personally worked with hundreds of organizations to not only solve various security and password related pains, but also to improve end user adoption rates for newly deployed solutions. My experience has proven that this process can be painstakingly long and extremely thorough. The vetting process for a new solution usually involves many moving parts, so...

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Tags: Authentication, End user experience, identity management, Dynamic Analysis, Self-Service Password Reset, User Authentication, user convenience

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The Value of Information - Cyber Attacks

Believe it or not, the value of information is something that is constantly underrated and under appreciated.  Now, i’m not sure if you noticed, but there has been a noticeable increase in data breaches over the past 6 years. Sarcasm aside, we all remember the Anthems and Ashley Madisons of the world - big high profile companies that house an enormous amount of personal data that have...

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, best practices, identity management, information security, IT Security

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Innovative Digital Solution - What Makes PortalGuard Different?

What makes for an innovative digital solution?  Better yet - what is an inventor? By definition, an inventor is someone who invents, especially one who devises some new process, appliance, machine, or article; one who makes inventions. Some might say that an inventor is anyone that can come up with a creative and necessary idea to solve a reoccurring problem. Today, it seems that without...

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Where's Waldo? - Finding a Unique Identity Solution

When you hear the phrase “Where’s Waldo”, the chances are high that you are not thinking about finding a unique identity solution.  Rather, the first thing you think of is most likely the popular series of children’s books where the objective is to find the titular character in different crowded settings. Of course, finding Waldo is often a chore as there are often characters who look similar...

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